Pumpkin Flower Pot
We don't see much of fall in SW Florida. So I bring the colors in as soon as I see other people putting up fall decor! Because you'd never know by the weather! I love this time of year. I love bright colors. So I thought a pumpkin holding some flowers would be pretty tucked on a bookshelf somewhere.
I used a dollar store styrofoam pumpkin. Everything I used for this is from the dollar store.
With a kitchen knife, I cut off the top. Years ago, I tried this, and failed miserably. They used to be solid. Now they are made hollow, so it was easy to remove.
I covered the whole pumpkin with a thick coat of Elmer's glue.
While the glue was still wet, I painted the pumpkin. I used white chalk paint, with just a drop of gray mixed in. Then I set it aside to dry.
As the paint dries, it starts to separate and crackle.
Once it was completely dry, I stuffed raffia straw, from the dollar store, in the inside.
I trimmed some artificial flowers and stuck them in the pumpkin, and that's it! I kinda like it. It's certainly colorful! Thanks for looking!
- Styrofoam pumpkin (Dollar Tree)
- Raffia (Dollar Tree)
- Artificial flowers (Dollar Tree)